Hydraulic Fracturing Techbook 2018

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Page 8 of 99 | August 2018 | 7 HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: KEY PLAYERS AFGlobal AFGlobal is a technology and original equipment manufacturing specialist that provides engineered solutions for complex challenges across a broad scope of applications and industries. The company's pressure pumping products and services include pumps, hydration units, data vans, blenders and manifolds as well as proprietary smart technologies for hydraulic fracturing automation, control and data analytics. The company's DuraStim system, released in late 2017, is a linear injection pump that is designed to enhance hydraulic fracturing performance and efficiency for shale completions, according to the company. Its 140-bbl/min blender provides shale operations with a Tier 4 solution for reliable, high- rate slurry mixing. AFGlobal's advanced managed-pressure drill- ing (MPD) systems are the product of comprehen- sive capabilities in project engineering, integrated equipment and sophisticated controls. Powerful insights into MPD technologies and methods are being achieved through simulations enabled by the company's unique new test rig, the company said. AFGlobal offers high-performance land-based gas compression systems and integrated subsea connec- tors and control systems. In July 2017 the company acquired Advanced Mea- surement Inc., a provider of automation, controls and data management systems. In addition, in October 2017 the company acquired the Axon pressure pump technology and product line from Amkin Technologies LLC, a privately held oil- field equipment and technology developer, according to company press releases. Archer Archer is a global oil services company that operates in 40 locations across 19 countries providing drill- ing, well integrity and intervention, plug and aban- donment, decommissioning and consulting services. Archer drilling teams secure the production on more than 47 offshore platforms and operate more than 81 mobile land rigs. The company's drilling and workover services include platform drilling, land drilling, directional drilling, drillbits, modular rigs, fluids, engineering and equipment rentals as well as a select range of well delivery support services and products. Archer "specializes in horizontal and vertical wellbore stimulation utilizing high-pressure, high- rate hydraulic fracturing services, cased-hole wire- line, pressurized f luid pumping, coiled tubing and rig assist snubbing," the company stated on its website. Additionally, AWC Frac Valves, part of Archer, manufactures and provides high-integrity gate valves for hydraulic fracturing. In April Archer released its new VIVID acoustic listening platform, a highly sensitive, acoustic tech- nology that detects, investigates and locates leaks in real time, verifies cement barrier seals and charac - terizes downhole events with unparalleled precision, according to a company press release. ArrMaz Founded in 1967, ArrMaz provides specialty chemicals across multiple industries in more than 70 countries worldwide. For the oil and gas indus- try, the company offers SandTec, a silica dust con- trol frack sand coating technology for hydraulic fracturing operations. When applied to frack sand, SandTec reduces respirable crystalline silica dust to below The Occu- pational Safety and Health Administration's per- missible exposure limit and action level, according to ArrMaz. "Unlike mechanical and PPE [personal protective equipment] systems, SandTec minimizes silica dust generation from the sand plant to the wellhead, spanning the entire hydraulic fracturing supply chain," according to the company. The product does not require drying or curing, is compatible with a variety of frack fluids and will not adversely affect well performance, the company said. In addition, SandTec does not require any setup, breakdown or maintenance of mechanical dust abatement systems and does not occupy valuable real estate at the fracturing site. The technology reduces site dust that can adversely affect equipment and is environmentally friendly. Baker Hughes, a GE company The multistage fracturing portfolio from Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), includes comple- tion tools, flow assurance chemistry, proppant tech- nology, fracturing fluid systems and 24/7 real-time production monitoring services. The company's SPECTRE plug contains no metal inserts or ceramic buttons and completely disintegrates downhole after fracturing, eliminat- ing post-fracture intervention and providing faster, easier wellbore cleanup, according to the company. BHGE continues to expand the temperature range of the disintegrating metallurgy to enable reliable, predictable performance at bottomhole temperatures as low as 38 C (100 F).

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